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5B Movie Review

With the film ‘5B,’ directors Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss, along with the caregivers of Ward 5B, relay the stories of the first patients in the ward. Those admitted to 5B were stricken with the AIDS virus. This documentary tells the pains the patients suffered, the struggles the staff encountered and what the city of San Francisco, as a whole, went through at the time the AIDS epidemic hit. It’s heartbreaking to watch, especially when you digest the age of the patients and how long they lived once diagnosed.

 

 

After showing nurse Cliff Morrison walk through the empty halls of 5B, where so many young people lost their fight against AIDS, the film takes us to the Castro District of San Francisco in the 1970s. There’s a brief clip of happy lesbians and gay men out of the closet on full display. They’re hugging and kissing, pleased to be out in the open for the first time in their lives. Then, suddenly, the ‘80s hit. The ‘80s were a medical nightmare for some of these poor individuals because of the AIDS crises. We’re back in ’81 where Tom Brokaw gives a news broadcast that tells us the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has done a study on a new and fatal illness. Interesting timing. Anyway, he warns that the ‘Lifestyle of some male homosexuals has triggered an epidemic of a rare form of cancer.’ At the time, if you were diagnosed with this ‘gay cancer’ it was 100% fatal.

 

Hospitals were filling up with patients who were writhing in pain and covered in lesions. The staff was ill-equipped to deal with them. David Denmark, who worked at San Francisco General Hospital, the hospital that eventually created 5B, said that people were ‘afraid’ of the patients. As they were dying almost as fast as they were admitted, he knew that they weren’t going to be curing people but he was compelled to help, especially knowing others were ignoring their duties. The documentary describes and illustrates for us how nurses were terrified to touch AIDS victims, clean their rooms, even take the dinner trays after they ate their food. They were isolated and alone and as their stay lengthened, they lay dying with virtually no human contact. Cliff Morrison came to the conclusion that he had enough. He was incredibly angry at the treatment of these people rather than frightened he’d catch anything from them. So, a special dedicated AIDS unit was created by the nurses. It wasn’t known yet whether the virus was airborne or not but half of the country was certain you could catch it through casual contact. None of them worked at San Francisco General. The film makes it abundantly clear that the dedicated caregivers who worked in this ward didn’t care. They took an oath and that oath says you must care for people. If you want to work with patients, take care of them. The nurses sat with them, massaged them, spoke with them and made sure they had plenty of human contacts. They treated them with dignity because that was being lost. Previously, they were being ostracized, neglected and unattended. Mary Magee, who heard how people were treated and was moved to work in the ward, rushed to San Francisco and joined the team. It was important to her that she help people during this time. Of the deaths, she said, ‘It was a very, very unpleasant death.’ Imagine going through it shoved in the dark alone. People were struggling to breathe and in pain. They were treated, released and would come back worse. They could go from not feeling well to terminal in a span of four months. Cliff said, ‘If we can’t save these folks, we’re gonna touch them.’ So they did.

 

The film covers a lot of the politics surrounding AIDS in the country at the time, as well. One notable remark was from 1987, six years into the epidemic, Ronald Reagan addressed the United States about AIDS for the first time ever. By then, 21,000 people had already died from the illness. Another was that the Mayor of San Francisco at the time Diane Feinstein’s AIDS budget was bigger than Reagan’s was for the entire nation for two years in a row. That was outstanding to hear but what people went through before the ward was created was staggering. The film is essential watching and should be used in nursing programs and high schools to demonstrate to people the importance of human contact. It’s also a good study on how fear can escalate, turn to hate and be used as propaganda against your neighbor. However, if you feel all is lost with humanity, remember that this can also be seen as what people are willing to do to provide comfort, aid, and assistance to people with an unknown deadly condition, even though it could mean to their own demise. The nurses on ward ‘5B’ were willing to take that chance.

 

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Director Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss
Stars Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, Mary Magee and David Denmark
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 34m
Genres Documentary

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Echo in the Canyon Movie Review

In this film, Jakob Dylan is on the pursuit to flesh out the initial roots of the California music scene of the 1960’s He finds that Laurel Canyon holds many secrets but a wellspring of information on the era he needs is in speaking to the artists themselves. If you appreciate musicians and the melodic and harmonious pieces they create (seemingly for you) at the time, and if you want to know how they accomplished constructing such exquisite masterpieces, again, for your ears… this movie will be a treasure.

 

‘Echo in the Canyon’ is intoxicating. One might offer that it’s only a way for Jakob Dylan to give himself a massive amount of exposure, but I’d have to disagree. While he is a producer and all over the film, he undoubtedly made this film because he loves and values musicians and the world they improve by adding uncommonly gorgeous notes that float through the air.

 

Here, he interviews the musicians from an era where the lyrics to the songs they played were exquisite poetry and the music was completely ambrosial. The music came from efforts made in Laurel Canyon, California in the ’60s. Everybody and I mean everybody, who wanted to be a part of music ended up there. It was a great location; beautifully and romantically tucked away in the hills yet still close enough to Sunset Strip to feel a part of that vibe, as well. The Bohemians of the time would meet at someone’s house, have a good time, get high, grab a guitar and create something unique and exceptional. Michelle Phillips of the Mama’s and the Papa’s said it was a ‘joy’ hanging out in Laurel Canyon and Graham Nash said it was an incredibly creative and healthy environment.

 

Jakob saw the movie ‘Model Shop’ and it reminded him of how much he loved the music of the ’60s. He resolved that he needed to record some of it and as he did, he decided his interests lay deeper and he wanted to know how this sound came to be. What brought everyone to Laurel Canyon? Who came first? This is answered and so much more. He tells us, ‘The Beach Boys were already here… I think The Byrds came out first and everyone else followed.’ Quickly, the film gets into personal memories of certain band members. Once you learn why certain songs were written and how they were recorded, you’re treated to Dylan singing his own version of the tune which I found to be simply sublime. When he isn’t recording or playing, you hear the original, see the cover of the album and are treated to inside knowledge of who a band was inspired by and who these bands themselves inspired. Here we go through the Canyon, drive near Capitol Records at night, and cruise the streets of L.A. The movie is cleverly designed to hold your interest with clips of ‘Model Shop’ and old videos but when the bands play the music, this documentary becomes something special.

 

Getting to hear Jackson Browne discuss Brian Wilson and Roger McGuinn tell you about The Beatles and when David Crosby admits to being an asshole is something you’ll never get to experience but this movie gets you there. It’s a glimpse into a world you’d never otherwise get to be a part of and so much more. Once it’s over, you’ll want to see it again. Since it also houses Tom Petty’s last interview, any fan of his will hold dear the contents within.

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Echo in the Canyon

Director Andrew Slater
Writers Eric Barrett, Andrew Slater
Stars Jakob Dylan, Justine Bennett, Beck, Fiona Apple, Lou Adler, Tom Petty, Roger
McGuinn, David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo
Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 22m
Genres Documentary, Music

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5B Advance Movie Screening

Movie Screening Summary

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B at San Francisco General Hospital in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and hospital staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being. The result is an uplifting yet bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition.

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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Review

The documentary opens on a farm facing great devastation and the looming question, ‘How did we get here?’ Do the farmers then ask if attempting to farm in harmony with nature is an impossible dream? We cut back to 2010 and meet the farmers, Molly and John. They were the perfect, happy, couple. They were living in Santa Monica and working in their chosen professions. At the time, Molly is a chef and John’s a cameraman who works extensively on wildlife films. Their professions kind of come together when they realize that healthy farming and cooking more traditional foods would benefit them both. Why work separately when they can work together? It’s not an easy task but people used to grow all their own food. Perhaps it’s time to get back to that. They adopt a dog named Todd and make him a promise that their home would be his last. Before long, they’re forced out of their apartment because of his barking. They look at each other and realize that the time might be ripe to try that farming thing. It’s their purpose. They start digging into what it would take, find a wealth of information on the internet and even find investors in their idea of living off the land. If this idea could spread, imagine the world we could have.

With climate change facing us today, this movie will have a long life on cable channels and should be falling off the lips of everyone who’s interested in educating the public about how and why certain creatures must live and how and why humans have to change the way they see things. We can’t go on living as we have. We’ve always thought the planet could sustain us, but this movie proves mother nature only has so much to give if we don’t treat her properly. It’s fascinatingly frightening to watch as it points out what we can do to save ourselves while at the same time, acknowledging the fact that we won’t do those things. Molly and John find 200 acres of nearly lifeless land about an hour north of L.A. in which to build their farm. They hire a consultant, a guru of sorts, to bring the farm back to life. He shows them that their soil is dead and teaches them the key to bringing the entire farm back to life… worm rich manure that feeds everything. Microorganisms. He explains to the young couple that, ‘Plants build soil. Without plants, there would never be fertility.’ They end up with a gorgeous farm filled with seventy-five varieties of stone fruit, chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, ducks, and horses. They become very successful but remember what I said when the review started.

I don’t want to give too much away about the movie but I must say, see this if you like documentaries and if you realize that the world needs to be balanced. With all of the problems that Molly and John face, nature has a natural fix for them. Wait until you see what they do about the snails. Oh, my goodness! And you had all but given up hope! By the way, before the movie is over, their motto becomes, ‘Poop is Gold!’ You’ll appreciate the dialogue in the film that explains what they learned and the explanations for it with deliberate detail. We go through year after year of their trying to manage the farm, what they gain and what they lose. At times the film is heartbreaking, at times it’s simply beautiful… what it will never be is dull. You’ll love the remarkable photography and the animal pairings. Our planet needs us and this movie should be shown in every theatre, boardroom, and classroom across the globe! The subject is too important to ignore.

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Penguins Movie Review

If you like supporting causes that help nature, seeing this movie does just that for you! Without having to go through the trouble of finding a worthwhile cause, simply buying a ticket to ‘Penguins’ lets you see an entertaining film and make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere at the same time. To do this, see ‘Penguins’ in theaters today through April 23. During that time, for every ticket sold, Disney Nature is making a donation to them to support Global Penguin Society’s work to protect these penguins. Outside of being an outstanding nature film, I can’t think of a better reason to see this than that. Take as many people with you as you can and spread the word so your friends and family can help, too. Now I’ll tell you some about the movie.

‘Penguins’ starts out by introducing us to ‘Steve’ who’s an adorable Adélie penguin. This breed is found along the entire coast of the Antarctic. When they become adults, they make a one-hundred-mile trek every year to mate with the females. Steve is an adult, albeit a somewhat naïve one, who we get to see meet and mate, purportedly, for the first time. The camera follows Steve, and Steve ‘stunt doubles,’ as producer Roy Conli told us, to keep the film moving along to complete the journey of the life of a male penguin. Before he gets to where everyone else is, he accidentally ends up in Emperor penguin territory, where he’s not at all welcome. When the poor little guy finally gets to the correct colony, he starts building a rock nest, hoping to attract a young lady with his skills. It takes him longer than he has expected because his neighbor keeps stealing his rocks when he’s off getting more! Ed Helms narration here is particularly invaluable because his voice impeccably captures the frustration Steve must be feeling. You’re definitely feeling it for him. When this occurred, there were several disapproving grumbles from the audience. This happens to everyone several times as your attachment to Steve and your concern for his welfare grows. You just want to see him triumph over all the horrid obstacles this cute little guy encounters. 

Steve finally gets his nest made and next, he starts to do what instinct tells him to do… which is to sing! The filmmaker inserts REO Speedwagon’s ‘I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore’ into the soundtrack of this moment of Steve’s life. Speaking of, the songs that were chosen for the entire soundtrack, fit perfectly with his entire expedition. After Steve gets his groove on, which is how Penguins meet their beloved, he finds the one to have a family with. It takes him a while, but he manages to draw the attention of one young lady they’ve named Adeline. This is just your typical Hollywood story of romance. You didn’t think he’d be left hangin’, did you? By the way, once they sing and dance together, they will forever be able to use their song to find one another amongst all the rest. You have to admit, that’s astonishing considered how many penguins there are in the world. So, after they get their home life sorted out, and she’s performing the egg hatching thing, he goes for some much-needed R&R. In fact, the males take a long hike to swim and get some food to bring back for the hatchlings. Roy Conli explains that after all of his hard work, it was as if Steve was on ‘Summer Break… only colder.’ Usually, summer break doesn’t include the threat of killer whales, but they appear here… looking for snacks. Even though Conli said, ‘When in the water, they’re incredibly beautiful.’ I wanted to scream at the screen for Steve and the others to ‘Hurry! Get out of the pool!’ There were some beautiful underwater shots of Steve swimming around alone, not paying a bit of attention to the dangerous creatures around him, but they made me nervous. And hungry whales aren’t the only threats these little penguins have to worry about. They also face the bitter cold of 150 miles an hour winds, bitter cold and awful, barbaric Leopard Seals, that can eat approximately 100 baby penguins a day. Baby-snatching birds of prey are problems, too. Some of these scenes may be a touch to watch but only for little ones… if they understand what’s going on. The film is fairly sensitive to everyone while still getting their point across. Long treks parents have to take for food, away from their family, could be the biggest issue because, with only one left there to protect the babies from the elements, it’s difficult sometimes to survive.

Watching this film makes you realize that with what nature has in store for them, it’s amazing we have any penguins at all. At the end of the film, we’re left with Steve waddling again, this time to the song, ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake, in what looks similar to the opening scene. If all goes to plan and they survive to next mating season, Steve and Adeline will see each other again.

‘Penguins’ is the first Disneynature film to be released in IMAX®. See this on the big screen if you can. It’s worth every minute and every penny. Also, stay to watch a making of during the credits.

Pavarotti Trailer

Simply, this is a look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti presented to you by the filmmaking team that also brought you the highly-acclaimed documentary, ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.’
‘PAVAROTTI,’ is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Masterfully, Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend.

Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to music and his voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.
A CBS Films Polygram Entertainment Brian Grazer presentation, ‘PAVAROTTI,’ an Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures production.

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Rocking the Couch Trailer

One of the most important releases of the year, ‘ROCKING THE COUCH,’ now available On Demand from Avail Films.
 
Hollywood titans, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, have been brought to their knees by the #MeToo movement. But they did not invent Casting Couch. The term casting couch has existed for decades. But in 1992, a case against talent agent, Wallace Kaye, was brought to court by 12 unknown actresses, who braved the loss of their careers, their privacy, and their Hollywood dreams. They stepped forward, despite the advice of their union, and brought the case to the police. Against all odds, they won, and no one listened.
 
Our documentary explores the case and asks, “Why didn’t we hear about this?” More importantly, why didn’t Hollywood learn from this case? For, if they had, maybe the Cosbys and the Weinsteins would have learned as well, and these sexual exploitations could have been prevented.
 
“Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it.”

In Theaters May 15

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ED HELMS TO NARRATE DISNEYNATURE’S ‘PENGUINS’

PENGUINS

U.S. Release Date: April 17, 2019

Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover” trilogy, “The Daily Show with John Stewart”) is diving in with “Penguins” this spring as narrator of Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature. The coming-of-age story follows an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.

“Disney movies are filled with poignancy and real emotion, but also are extremely funny and relatable—this movie is no different,” says Helms. “It’s a true-life adventure with real footage of penguins in Antarctica, but told in a way that tugs at your heartstrings a little and also has quite a few chuckles. For me, this movie is a very cool mash-up of narration and character work. I get to voice Steve’s inner monologue as well as straight narration. It was a really fun challenge for me—a privilege getting to imagine what this penguin might be thinking—and I’m really excited about it.”  

Check out a video Helms recorded to share the announcement:

As an actor, writer and comedian, Helms established himself as one of Hollywood’s most beloved performers with scene-stealing roles on both film and television including NBC’s award-winning comedy series, “The Office,” and the box office smash hit film trilogy “The Hangover.”

“Penguins,” the first-ever Disneynature film to be released in IMAX® as the label, celebrates 10 years since its first feature film hit theaters. The film continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere. Founded in 2002, WCN invests in a select network of on-the-ground conservationists, including top experts in the field of penguins like the Global Penguin Society (GPS). The worldwide leader in science-based penguin conservation, GPS champions specific programs that align with Disneynature’s conservation mission.

From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters in time for Earth Day.

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U.S. Release Date: April 17, 2019

Narrator: Ed Helms

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson 

Producers: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Keith Scholey, Roy Conli

Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams

They Shall Not Grow Old Movie review

“They Shall Not Grow Old” is a film-making marvel and a technological achievement. But much, much more than that: this movie is a tribute and a salute of honor to the many British soldiers who went off to fight in World War I. Many of these brave lads never returned, and ‘they shall not grow old’. Director Peter Jackson has taken actual movie footage from the historical era and transformed it to a documentary that explores the horrors of trench warfare. He has taken hundreds of hours of old footage, along with hundreds of hours of audio interviews – and with this raw material, he has created a fully immersive look at what the average ‘doughboy’ actually experienced at the Front. Working with The Imperial War Museum and the BBC, Jackson has taken and then digitized, colorized and did a 3-D conversion a whole lot of rough grainy badly-shot movie footage. The result is a very informative and in engaging peek into what happened over one hundred years ago.

The original movie cameras back at time produced some very poor quality footage. The film in the camera was over cranked, meaning the speed when projected back later was too fast and jerky. The film was not meant to last forever, so there are many places where it has faded and has accumulated dust particles. Even with this as a starting point, Peter Jackson has gotten some of the most talented film restoration and production people involved in restoring hours of film – frame by frame. His final result becomes a slow build up to the central part – the reconstructed view of the Front Line in World War I.

The beginning is shown in the overly fast-speed and poor quality images of London prior to WWI. When war comes, it is publicized in every way that England needs to fight to exist, and to keep Europe free. With the soundtrack repeating story after story of many under aged fellows getting into the service, it shows how they trained to be a fighting force. Soon, they are over in Belgium and France, and it is obvious that the bombing and shelling has taken a toll. At one point, the black and white image turns into a colorized version. The troops meet their new home in the trenches. They know there are German soldier only dozens of yards away. There is a deadly bog of twisted barbed wire and mines that make up a dreaded “No Man’s Land” between the two sides. Enemy snipers are always ready to take out a soldier who might peek over the side of the trench at the wrong time. There are massive bombardments of mortars and grenades, and these things make for an unpleasant place to be.

It is very odd to see images from over one hundred years ago with this level of sharpness and clarity. The extra added color in many of the scenes add to the depth of experience that you are watching recent newsreel footage. Some of the stories told by the men who served there are stark and full of vivid detail. Most of them contain terrible descriptions of the conditions and the results of the battles fought. Many people died, on both sides. The loss of life was staggering, but almost all the British soldiers did what they know how to do. They carried on. They ate and drank tea, and they would sing bawdy songs, such as “Mademoiselle from Armentières”. But mostly they fought in the “Great War”, because this was the “War to End All Wars”. Little did they know…

But just as the First World War came to an end, this movie also shows that the surviving troops returned home. They were greet as heroes, but promptly were forgotten. The world economy was in shambles, and unemployment was high. When the large influx of soldiers came back to England, there were not as many jobs there as when they left. But each of the men who served at the Front came back with a changed outlook on life. Each one knew at any time, the fragile thread of life could be snapped by the cruel hand of Death. They had seen that up close way too many times. Some retreated into a bottle to combat their own demons. Yet a majority of them stood up straight and became leaders and fathers and the backbone of British society.

Peter Jackson has dedicated this movie to Sgt. William Jackson, his grandfather who served in World War I. So it shows the depth of commitment that he had to make everything about this documentary something very special. He has accomplished this goal.

Per the press release, the producers note that this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the “Great War” coming to an end:

“With this being the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, I can’t imagine a more appropriate time to honor the courage of the soldiers who fought in WWI — what was then ‘the war to end all wars’ — many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. Peter has made history come alive through the medium of film, and we are so pleased to be a part of bringing his vision to today’s audiences.”

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED FILM FREE SOLO RETURNS TO IMAX THEATERS FOR ONE FINAL WEEK, STARTING FEB. 1

Hailed by critics and audiences alike as a film that should be “seen on the biggest screen possible,” FREE SOLO will return to IMAX® for a final weeklong engagement beginning Friday, Feb. 1. Directors Chai Vasarhelyi (@chaivasarhelyi) and Jimmy Chin (@jimmychin) along with film subject Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold) broke the news today via Instagram. Chin shared this video and said, “We’re excited to offer moviegoers one last opportunity to experience the film in this epic way. Seeing the film in IMAX is as close to dangling  off El Capitan as you can get.”

FREE SOLO, from award-winning filmmaker Vasarhelyi and world-renowned filmmaker, cinematographer and mountaineer Chin (“MERU”), is a breathtaking portrait of the free soloist climber Honnold as he prepares for an unprecedented feat: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. The film opened in September to record-breaking box office in the U.S., and has expanded to global acclaim, with box office records in the U.K. (highest grossing documentary of 2018) and Australia (after opening wide this past weekend, entering the top 20 docs of all time).

WHAT: Experience FREE SOLO on IMAX Nationwide

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 7

SHOWTIMES: www.imax.com/freesolo


HERE is my review of the film. Watching this on IMAX is the best way to see it!  You don’t have long so get to the theatre 2/1! You won’t be sorry. Here is a listing of where to catch it in and around Phoenix.

Westgate 20 +IMAX, Dolby
Superstion East 12 +IMAX
AMC Deer Valley 17 + IMAX
Desert Ridge 18 +IMAX, Dolby
AMC Surprise Pointe 14 + IMAX
Arizona Mills 25 +IMAX

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About the film:

One of the most celebrated documentaries of 2018, FREE SOLO has grossed over $13 million worldwide and has been honored with three Critics’ Choice awards, including Most Innovative Documentary of the Year and Best Cinematography; three Cinema Eye Honors; and multiple guild nominations, including PGA, DGA, ACE, CAS and MPSE. The film is also nominated for both an Academy Award and BAFTA in the Best Feature Documentary category.  FREE SOLO premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September and has since won Audience Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival and Mill Valley Film Festival.